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Fishin' with Gus


Lots of Fish to Choose From! Stripers, hybrids, bass, crappie, white perch, catfish and bream can be caught all year on Norman, only the technique changes with the season. Bream and white perch fishing trips are popular with families groups; the children love the action. Multiple guide boat corporate charters can be arranged for very large groups. No matter what your skill level, novice, occasional angler or professional; your trip will be tailored to your familiarity and the fish you want to catch. Capt. Gus of Lake Norman Ventures, Inc. provides not only the expertise, but the boat, ice, bait, rods, reels, tackle and fishing instructions needed to make your fishing trip a success. Please schedule your trip well in advance as weekends and holidays book first! Fun for the Entire Family! Fishing with Capt. Gus is fun and educational for the entire family. Gus is great with kids and loves to help them catch their first fish. With Gus your child can learn the thrill of hooking and landing fish and parents will take joy in seeing a big smile as the fish is landed.